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services secretary kathleen sebelius that's been the face of the administration's effort to recover from the failed launch of the health care website said people should shop off peak hours, mornings, knights, weekends. >> it tell mess that the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to go on as possible. >> i'm going to make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: the administration's goal of making sure the website can support 50,000 users at one time by the end of saturday is not the best way to measure success. >> 50,000 is not a number that is unheard of for websites to be able to support at one time. so i think the challenge is not just the number of users, but whether there's still bugs in the system that will present the process from running smoothly. >> a health care official said the site can surveillance spo sport -- support 50,000 users now and it operates more quickly. it used to take 8 seconds for a page to load and now just milaseconds. the white house tweeted a video showing parents encouraging an adult son to sign up. >> we
. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius today blogged that people should shop health care.gov during off-peak hours -- morning, nights, weekends. not a vote of confidence says luke chung. >> it tells me the system isn't fully baked. this system should be able to accommodate as many people that want to get on as possible. >> what i'm going to do is make sure we get it fixed. >> reporter: chung says the administration's goal of making sure the website can support 50,000 users at one time by the end of saturday is not the best way to measure success. >> 50,000 is not a number that is unheard of for websites to support at one time. so i think the challenge is not just the number of users but whether there are still bugs in the system that will prevent the process from running smoothly. >> reporter: late this afternoon a health care official said the site can support close to 50,000 users now and cited other progress, the error rate once 6% less than 1%. the website used to take eight seconds for a page to load. now just milliseconds. >> what do they want to talk to me about? >
't gotten around to it yet, i think. >> reporter: health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius is hoping for success. she posted shopping tips online reminding people to avoid peak hours. it's still a definite work in progress. the administration says it will have the site working for most people by the end of tomorrow. they are asking people to wait until december 1st to try to log in. just after this happens, it's going to be initially difficult to determine the progress we have seen because they only release enrollment numb biers once a month. i'm danielle lee, nbc news. >>> let's look at the chilly evening. the temperatures expected to drop below freezing. >> we have team coverage with meteorologist veronica johnson here and chief meteorologist doug kammerer. doug, let's start with you. did santa show up yet? >> reporter: he showed up. he blamed it on the weather. we had a discussioneverything is fine. he came in and as you can see, the tree has been lit here. we had close to 5,000 people here watching the tree lighting. everybody on the other side, we are listening to the
to it yet, i think. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius posted shopping tips online reminding people to avoid peak hours saying the website is improving, but still a work in progress. determining how much the website improved after tomorrow could be difficult because the administration only releases enrollment numbers once a month. >>> the family of a d.c. national guardsman whose body was found says the death was an accident. his body was found floating in baltimore on wednesday. his family says he died accidentally after leaving a bar with friends and walking toward his parked car. he was named the d.c. international guard airman of the year. his parents say they will accept the award on his behalf this week. >>> a team of volunteers launching a searching if a missing teen. she was last seen in august at a gas station. the 17-year-old from nelson county told her family she was going to lynchburg the night she disappeared. her car was found in a parking lot three days later. police arrested randy taylor in connection with her disappearance. her cell phone last pinge
. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is hoping to increase the odds for success. she posted shopg tips onlishopp online. this is a definite work in progress. >> and determining how much the website has improved after tomorrow might be tough. the administration only releases enrollment numbers once a month. >> it is now the third day of the busiest holiday shopping weekend of the year and today the attention turns away from big retailers that are popular on black friday. small business saturday could mean big business for the local econom economy. david went to alexandria where small is the new black. >> reporter: this old town store always looks a lot like christmas. >> it's a christmas angel. >> reporter: these sisters run the shop. used to belong to their parents. >> she is older. i'm younger. i let her think she is in charge and i make the decisions. >> and it worked. beautifully. >> reporter: but there's pressure to keep this family business alive. >> it's all been all or nothing. we do more than half of our business in the last three months of the year. >> we hav
is supposed to be ready, health and human service secretary kathleen sebelius tried to downplay expectations on friday blogging that people should shop healthcare.gov during off-peak hours and mornings and nights and weekends. >> the system either works or it doesn't work. >> reporter: software expert luke chunk says the website can support 50,000 users at once by day's end is not the way to measure success. >> the 50,000 number they have put out is a little ambiguous. what one wants to know is how many people per hour could get through the system. >> reporter: administration officials say there has been progress. the error rate once at 6% has dropped to less than 1% and the website now operates much more quickly. it used to take eight seconds for a page to load. now just milliseconds. but with glitches and error signs still being reported, health insurance representatives say a lot of work left. >> it discourages enrollment. >> reporter: officials say success will be when the health care website encourages enrollment. the site will be off line again todd tonight as top officials working on
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